VR Headset Compatible Drones & Quadcopters 2018
Virtual reality (VR) is a feature we see being added onto many new drones. It has become an emerging trend, where many new drones are now giving fliers first-hand access to FPV with their own VR headsets.
Therefore, we have decided to dedicate this post to drones that have a focus on FPV with VR headset compatibility. Take note that in our post, we’ll find that VR headset compatibility is a non-discriminatory feature added onto the most beginner and advanced drones out there.
We’ll find brands utilizing VR headset compatibility to intrigue new customers by Force1, DBPower, Holy Stone, Parrot, DJI, and more. Thus, we’ve decided to let you in one the best VR headset drones to help you experience flying in your own 3D virtual world.
VR compatibility, which is an immersive feature in and of itself, will only improve as time moves forward and as more innovation is brought into the scenic world of quadcopters. So we are also happy to see and hear of all the companies who have begun to incorporate these features into their own drones.
We’ll also find drones in this list that are enjoyable regardless of whether you’re into using a VR headset or not. For example, we’ll find some really popular one likes Force 1’s U818A, U45 Blue Jay drone, Holy Stone F181W and many more, which you’ll be sure to love.
Then we’ve also added some of the more expensive guys at the top so you know that VR compatibility is a feature being used by beginners and experts alike. Also take note of the drones which actually come with a VR headset and those that don’t. Without further or due, here are our top 10 favorite drones with VR headset compatibility!
10. DROCON U31W Quadcopter
If you need the perfect, VR Headset compatible drone for beginners, then check out the Drocon U31W. This beautifully sleek looking drone for its price is filled with a bunch of great features and especially known for its selfie-taking capability.
The Drocon U31W comes with a 120-degree, wide-angle 720p HD camera allowing for some stellar imagery. Most importantly, use of altitude hold mode will allow you to take those perfectly still shots without having to control a thing.
With the addition of headless mode, you’ll never need to concern yourself over the orientation of the quadcopter, thus making the U31W by Drocon an excellent choice for beginners. Its inclusion of 3D VR View Mode will allow you to experience real-time 3D Visualization.
Perhaps the only drawback is the fact, you will need to purchase a VR headset individually!
9. DROCON U818PLUS Drone
Next up, we’d like to introduce another wonderful drone by DROCON, which is the U818PLUS and very similar, but smaller than the UDI U818A. One of the best things about the DROCON U818PLUS is the ability to fly this drone for up to 15 minutes, giving you plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in a 3D virtual reality.
While the drone does not include 3D VR glasses, you will find that the drone offers a number of awesome features for its price point. These include its custom flight route mode allowing you to simply tap where on your phone you want your drone to fly, improving upon your 3D VR experience.
The drone further comes with a wide-angle 120-degree, 720P camera, and includes additional helpful features like altitude hold mode and headless mode.
8. Force 1’s U45 Blue Jay Drone
The U45 Blue Jay quadcopter offers a plethora of features to keep you occupied. In addition to its VR headset compatibility, the U45 Blue Jay is capable of FPV Real-time transmission that can be used with your iPhone or Android device.
Additional features of the VR Headset compatible, U45 Blue Jay drone include altitude mode for more control, headless mode for better direction, custom route mode for more options, and one-button takeoffs and landing for ease of use.
Its also includes a 2 megapixel camera that can capture videos and images at 720p HD resolution, which can be easily synced to your controller. The U45 Blue Jay includes an extra batter for longer flight time and a power bank to keep your batteries charged wherever you go.
While the U45 Blue Jay does not have a return to home or pilot function, this is a drone that does not usually disappoint and one loved for its many airtime capabilities and minimal upkeep!
7. Force 1’s U818A WiFi FPV Drone
The U818A drone by Force 1 is a gorgeous drone for experiencing virtual reality and even comes with its own VR headset, allowing you to experience the 3D VR world right out of the box.
Its extensive features also make this drone a wonderful option for beginners and experts alike. One of the features, which is the custom route mode allows you to create your own desired flight path so you can experience the VR world while it flies on its own.
Its real-time VR flight is further accompanied by its 720p HD camera and altitude hold mode, allowing you to stabilize the camera at your own preferred altitude. Landing and take-offs can also be performed at the push of a button, making it one of today’s easier drones to fly.
And if it ever gets too easy, all you need to do is flip the switch for a higher speed limit (3-gears in total). With its included headless mode and multi-capable features, there is no doubt that the Force 1 UDI U818A is a great contender. Not to mention it comes with an extra battery, power bank, and its own VR headset!
6. DBPOWER UDI U818A Drone
Yet another UDI U818A when it comes to flying is the wonderful looking drone by DBPower with many similarities to what Force1 offers. One of the reasons you will love DBPower’s UDI U818A quadcopter is because of its fun to fly nature and great flight stability.
As one of the most durable and stable models here, the drone comes fully assembled out of the box and even comes with a spare battery. What the drone does not include is the VR Headset, which you can always buy separately.
With DBPower’s 720p HD and 30 FPS camera, you can count on getting some pretty good visual clarity when used with both your VR headset and iPhone or Android smart device.
Features include headless mode, return to home function, FPV real-time, one-button takeoffs and landings, altitude hold mode, and 3D view mode to be used with your headset. Overall, we would say that this is a great choice for those who already have a VR headset at home and are looking for a new drone to use it with, or don’t mind purchasing one separately.
The UDI U818A is a drone that is reliable, durable, and one we hope you don’t regret choosing!
5. Holy Stone F181W Quadcopter
The Holy Stone F181W is one of those drones we simply couldn’t leave off this list. Whether that’s because we love Holy Stone or because its a drone that offers a wonderful VR experience is up for question. But the fact is that the F181W is an excellent, fun to fly drone for beginners and experts alike.
The F181W abundance of features like its seamless APP control allowing you to fly with your smartphone and wide-angle 120-degree 720p HD camera makes this a hard one to put down.
Add a VR Headset in the mix and you’re in for a wonderful piloting experience. Just remember that a VR Headset will need to be purchased separately. Some of the many other great and wonderful features of the F181W include headless mode, altitude hold, gravity sensor, one-key return, and more.
You are sure to have some great times in the air with its 10 minutes of flight time and extra included battery!
4. Holy Stone HS160 Drone
The Holy Stone HS160 is a quadcopter we’d like to call exceptional.. If you’ve been looking for a VR compatible FPV drone then by all means, consider the HS160 by Holy Stone, which is the perfect gadget for both indoor and outdoor flight.
This high-tech fold-able drone has been loved by beginners and enthusiasts alike for its valuable flying experience. Easy to setup, the HS160’s packaging is neat, tidy, and ready to be flown out the box, while its seamless fold-able design allows you to carry the drone wherever you go.
Yes, the Holy Stone HS160 might just become your new best friend. That’s because you’ll also be experiencing 4 awesome speed modes, LED navigation lights, one key start and landing, APP control, gravity sensor, and altitude hold mode.
To put it bluntly, the Holy Stone HS160 is loaded with many features and a really great design. Let’s also not forget 720P HD camera to be used alongside its 3D VR Mode, allowing you to see the world in a totally new viewpoint!
3. Parrot Bebop 2 Drone
Next up on our list the Parrot Bebop 2, which is a huge step-up on the list thus far and a drone to be thoroughly enjoyed. The Bebop 2 offers a number of improvements from the original Parrot Bebop, one of which is its addition of an immersive 3d-flying experience.
The drone’s FPV & 3D VR capabilities, accommodated by its wonderfully convenient 25 minutes of flight time can be flown up to an astounding 1.2 miles away. The Parrot Bebop 2 is thus considered to be one of the more advanced drones today and best for the expert flier or enthusiast out there.
The Parrot Bepop can be described a very lightweight, compact drone ready to put you into the seat of a pilot. Your VR Headset experience, accompanied by your own Parrot Cockpitglasses, connects to both your phone and and FreeFlightPro application for a seamless flight experience.
The Bebop 2 is not only designed for its flight and intuitive piloting, but for its photography as well done with its full 1080p HD video and 14MPx photo-taking capability. Its advanced 3-axis digital stabilization system further ensures smooth flight and stability when taking shots from high above.
Those who are a fan of Parrot or have wanted to give them a try, should checkout one of their best FPV/VR compatible drones to date, the Parrot Bebop 2.
2. DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter
If you’re looking for one of the best VR and overall advanced drone piloting experiences than consider going with DJI. If you do intend on a DJI drone, then make sure you have a pair of DJI Goggles to go with them. The VR Goggles by DJI are specifically compatible with the Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4, and DJI Inspire series.
One DJI drone that will immediately catch your eye and one you won’t regret choosing is the sleek, compact, and fold-able DJI Mavic Pro. It’s a drone that can handle up to 40 miles per hour in speed and fly up to over 4 miles away.
The drones abundance features are further advanced by its 27-minutes in flight time and 4K camera-taking capabilities. Features such as flight autonomy that can detect obstacles from up to 50-feet away make it one of the most powerfully compact drones on the market.
The DJI Mavic Pro also comes with 4 vision sensors for improved object detection, a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, and so much more. But most importantly, you’ll be able to experience FPV and your VR experience in total bliss with its crystal clear imagery.
So if you need a drone that is for the advanced, easy to travel with, and that can create some really awesome 4K imagery, consider going with the DJI Mavic Pro!
1. DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
You may have heard the name DJI Phantom once or twice before, but did you know you were able fully immerse yourself in your own 3D-VR experience. Now with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, this amazing feature (alongside your own DJI Goggles) is possible.
The DJI Phantom 4 is quite possibly one of the most advanced drones to exist, offering some of the most unparalleled and forward-thinking features in terms of both piloting and photography. With the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, you’ll have an amazing 20 MP camera to use at your fingertips, capable of up to 4K 60FPS video recording.
Advanced features of the Phantom 4 Pro are many, but some of the most important to be aware of include 30-minutes of flight time, 5-direction obstacle sensing with infrared sensors, a 4.3 mile transmission distance, and one of the most beautiful controls and built-in screens you’ve ever seen.
With the DJI Phantom 4 Pro it’s quite possible you’ll never need another drone in your closet again, or at-least not for a very long time. So if you’re looking to ‘up’ your drone flying game, then try the Phantom 4 drone by DJI!
We hope you enjoyed our top 10 VR compatible drones for 2018 and have found this post useful. Whether you’ve never flown one before, or have plenty of experience and are looking to take your piloting to the next level, there is surely a VR compatible drone out there for you. Please leave any comments or questions below!